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Lawmakers to look at LGA reform

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This upcoming legislative session could be an important one for Minnesota cities, including Detroit Lakes.

The Legislature is poised to look at tax reform after it convenes Tuesday, a discussion that city leaders hope includes changes to how the state supports cities. Cities across the state collected $425 million in Local Government Aid last year.

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LGA is important to area cities: Detroit Lakes received about $691,000 in LGA in 2011 -- a $194,000 drop in three years.

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